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Demographic Reports

The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (CCSRE) at Stanford University introduces the Race and Ethnicity in California: Demographics Report Series. The series documents the current socioeconomic, educational, and demographic status of ethnic and racial minority populations in California. Census 2000 data are being used as they become available to examine racial/ethnic diversity, residential segregation, household and family composition, language use, educational attainment, occupation and work status, income, and poverty. Additional report topics may include immigration, political participation, business ownership, and health. The CCSRE Race and Ethnicity in California: Demographics Report Series is made possible by a grant from the James Irvine Foundation.

The reports in the series are available on this site.

Available Reports

Racial/Ethnic Diversity and Residential Segregation in the San Francisco Bay Area (No. 1, September 2001)
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This report examines the racial/ethnic composition of Bay Area counties and communities, based on Census 2000 data, highlighting indices of diversity and residential segregation. The report provides a demographic overview of Bay Area communities and the extent to which neighborhoods are racially/ethnically mixed.  

Households and Families in the San Francisco Bay Area (No. 2, October 2001)
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This report summarizes Census 2000 data on housing occupancy, households, and families in Bay Area counties, noting differences across race groups when possible. It gives us a snapshot of how people are living within households and families, the average sizes of these groups, and the presence of children within them.  

Households and Families in the Ten Largest Cities of the San Francisco Bay Area (No. 3, October 2001)
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Similar to the second report of this series, this brief focuses on Census 2000 data regarding housing occupancy, households, and families-this time for the ten largest cities of the Bay Area: San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, Fremont, Hayward, Sunnyvale, Concord, Vallejo, Daly City, and Berkeley.  

The Two or More Races Population in California (No. 4, November 2001)
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This report examines the "two or more races" population in California using census data from both the race and Latino origin questions, and summarizing age and regional distributions within the state. It also addresses tabulation considerations for dealing with multiple-response race data as collected on the 2000 Census.  

Latino Communities of the Central Valley: Population, Families, and Households (No. 5, December 2001)
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California is home to 31 percent of the U.S. Latino population, with almost a third of its residents identifying as Latino on the 2000 Census. The Central Valley is one region of California heavily populated by Latinos, second only to the Los Angeles area. Focusing on counties and communities within the Central Valley, this report examines available census data on population, households, and families.  

Citizenship and Language Use in California: Profiles from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey (No. 6, February 2002)
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The Census 2000 Supplementary Survey (C2SS)--part of an effort to collect demographic information from the US population more often than every ten years--offers a glimpse of the data to be released from the Census 2000 long-form survey in mid-2002. This report reviews statewide estimates from the C2SS dataset on citizenship and language use in California.  

The Largest American Indian Populations in California: Household and Family Data from the Census 2000 (No. 7, March 2002)
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To give attention to American Indians, an often understudied but historically significant group, this report focuses on available population, household, and family data from the Census 2000 for counties in California with the largest population percentages of American Indians-including Alpine, Del Norte, Humboldt, Inyo, Mendocino, Modoc, Siskiyou, and Trinity.  

Asians in California: 1990 to 2000 (No. 8, April 2002)
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Asians comprise 12 percent of California's population, compared to 4 percent of the total population in the US This report summarizes Census 2000 data on the Asian population in California, by country, region, and place within the state. It also examines the prevalence of specific Asian groups and rates of change between 1990 and 2000.  

Demographics of California Counties: A Comparison of 1980, 1990, and 2000 Census Data (No. 9, June 2002)
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The 2000 Census was the first decennial survey on which the majority of California's population (53 percent) identified as non-White. To examine changes in the racial composition of California over the past twenty years, this report summarizes data from the 1980, 1990, and 2000 censuses at the county and regional level.  

Middle Eastern Populations in California: Estimates from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey (No. 10, July 2002)
People of Middle Eastern or Arab ancestry are often categorized or expected to self-identify as "White" on questions about race and ethnicity (though this can be perplexing for individuals of Middle Eastern and Arab backgrounds who do not consider themselves White). This report summarizes estimates of Middle Eastern ancestry populations in California available from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey.  

Race and Educational Attainment in California: Census 2000 Profiles (No. 11, October 2002)
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Attainment of high levels of education are highly predictive of economic well-being, and have varied over time between racial/ethnic groups in the United States, serving as a key component of differences in socioeconomic status. This report summarizes levels of education based on high school diploma, bachelor's degree, and graduate/professional degree attainment across racial/ethnic groups in California.  

Race and Poverty in California: Census 2000 Profiles (No. 12, November 2002)
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Poverty rates provide one perspective on the economic well-being of groups and individuals. The Census Bureau uses income data in conjunction with poverty thresholds to determine who is "poor." This report documents poverty levels in California, summarizing them by nativity and citizenship status, age, and family type, as well as race.  

Race and Income in California: Census 2000 Profiles (No. 13, January 2003)
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Income levels in California tend to be higher, compared to the nation overall. As part of a lasting legacy of racial inequality in the United States, however, income levels continue to vary between race/ethnicity groups. To detail such variations in the state, this report summarizes Census 2000 income data for families and households, as well as per capita.  

Californians' Use of English and Other Languages: Census 2000 Summary (No. 14, June 2003)
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In 2000, 40 percent of people in California reported that they speak languages other than English at home, Spanish being the most common, followed distantly by Chinese. Recent census data are presented in this report with regard to non-English language use, household rates of linguistic isolation, and English ability among people who use other languages at home. Differences by nativity, age, and race are noted as well.

The Foreign-born in California: Place of Origin, Region of Residence, Race, Time of Entry, and Citizenship Status (No. 15, June 2003)
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Twenty-six percent of California's residents were born outside of the U.S., more than double the proportion in the country overall (11 percent). This report summarizes demographic information collected on the 2000 Census regarding place of origin, region of residence within the state, race, time of entry to the U.S., and citizenship status of the foreign-born population in California.

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